Maersk Reported Close to 18,000-TEU Ship Order

Maersk Line is close to placing an order for up to 20 container ships that would each be able to transport 18,000 20-foot ocean containers.The largest container ships in use today have a capacity of just under 15,000 TEUs and were first ordered by Maersk. Industry analysts say the huge vessels are rapidly displacing smaller ships as carriers seek greater operating efficiencies and vessel design and engineering advances to meet those goals